Labor News

Who was César Chavez?

Opinion “César Chávez? Oh, yeah, wasn’t he a great boxer?” This is an all too common answer to the question, “Who was César Chávez?”

Almas courage: Colombian journalist risks everything to tell the truth

“Death threats are not new for us. It is a way of life here. Every family in Colombia has come to terms with violence. Everyone in Colombia knows of a relative who has been tortured, disappeared, or killed – treated in the most grotesque ways.”

USWA threatens strike for benefits

PITTSBURGH – Steelworkers at National Steel voted April 11 to strike to save their union, pensions, and health care if a bankruptcy court voids their collective bargaining agreement and pension benefits.

Activists demand action against border vigilantes

TUSCON, Ariz. – Border residents are demanding that gun-toting vigilantes and immigrant-hunting parties operating on the Arizona-Mexico border be investigated and stopped. Violent actions by these hate groups have escalated in spite of Arizona’s anti-militia law, State Land Department Lease guidelines and countless reports of human rights abuses.

Texas workers fight cuts in public services

AUSTIN – The right wing’s drive to slash government services in Texas ran into stiff resistance when about 2,000 workers converged here April 9. They gathered to tell state leaders that Texas can’t afford cuts to the vital services provided by public agencies and their employees.